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What happens to my subscriptions if I disable the WooCommerce Payments gateway?

When using WooCommerce Payments, you have two options to sell subscription products:

  1. Built-in subscription functionality; or
  2. WooCommerce Subscriptions extension.

When using the subscriptions functionality built-in to WooCommerce Payments, subscription purchases can only be processed via WooCommerce Payments. Other payment gateways will not be available on checkout when a subscription product is in the cart if the WooCommerce Subscriptions extension is not active.

If WooCommerce Payments is installed but disabled as a gateway, customers with subscriptions in the cart will see a notice saying there are no payment gateways available on checkout.

To allow customers to purchase subscriptions with another gateway, you will need to purchase the WooCommerce Subscriptions extension.

No available payment gateways checkout notice


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